By Larry Sharpe
- All right, Mister Larry Sharpe it’s truly a pleasure to have you.
- Please call me Larry, please.
- Oh, Larry I’m sorry, my football background I just…
- I’m not Coach Sharpe, slut.
- I’m super excited to have you, we’re starting a series called Off The Cuff for one on one.
- I like Off The Cuff, that’s my favorite thing.
- Yeah, yeah, I love it. Off The Cuff just kinda felt good for what this is and I think that’s…
- I don’t know if you aware but when I ran for office in 2018, I ran for about a year and a half and I did over 30 events every single month I did all of them Off The Cuff. Everyone had no notes, everyone was live.
- No, I love that and that’s kind of our goal here. It’s like, there’s so much information that a guy like you can provide that we really wanna get out to as many people as possible. We love your message and we love what you’re about so I’m excited for today. We’ll jump right into it. You obviously have a background in the Marines. I would just love for you to provide some insight on mindset and mental strain but especially during these times that we’re in as a society, right? With this COVID-19 I feel really strongly about trying to help people get their mindsets right. Without a positive mindset, it’s gonna be hard to progress forward.
- I think there’s three takeaways that I still keep from the Marine Corps. There are many takeaways. I’m gonna try and pick three big ones. And the first one was the idea of understanding that you are a Marine. What does, what does that mean to you and to others? Well there’s a saying in Marine Corps, “if there are two Marines, one of you is in charge.”
- And the concept is, always know people are looking up to you. Always to know that what you do matters, always know you represent the Marine Corps. I have a Marine Corps tattoo right here. So yeah, because we always want people to know and we wanna know and remind ourselves that we are Marines. I feel like I’m still Marine in my heart, I still feel it. So that idea of what you do matters, you represent others internally if you believe that you’ll act accordingly whether people are around or not. But there’s second piece and that is, everything ends. When I was in bootcamp it was tough as bootcamp is right? So how does someone handle bootcamp? Well, you have to remember something three months from now it will be over and three months from now you will be Marine. Very often when a person gets into a bad situation, it’s common for them to believe this is forever. Whether it’s the loss of someone you love you think the pain will never end.
- Whether it’s losing your job, you think your economic difficulties will never end, right? Everything ends and if you just think of what you’re dealing with and look through a prism of time, will this still matter six months from now but what will I be fit in a year from now? If you start thinking that way, it changes your mindset but not just that, remember two other things in the same frame, life is a series of joy and pain and boredom in between. Some people have more joy, different joy, more pain, different pain, but that’s what life actually is. If you accept that as true and you realize that again everything ends, your boredom will end. But also your joy will end. So take that joy when you get it and be in the moment when you’re in the moment because that joy is going to end. And when you get that pain realize if you can just, you know, push through that pain, that pain will also end, everything ends. If you get that peace, you can handle your day to day life a whole lot better.
- I understand you have a lot of digital courses on.
- Yeah if you wanna check me out on YouTube, you can easily go to The Neo Sage, N E O S A G E. The Neo Sage, Neo-sage.com for the website. You can go to The Neo Sage YouTube page lots of stuff up there please enjoy. If you care about any of my political aspirations, go to Larry Sharpe with an e.com. Please it’s all there you can enjoy that also, of course I do have a podcast, the Sharpe way. It’s all there if you wanna enjoy, I’m an open book, come on in.